Yes, that was my purpose for being in Vegas from Jan 29-Feb 2. It was to take advantage of the change of weather from northern Illinois to Las Vegas and get some serious running in. Forecast could not have worked out better, as the cold snap Vegas was experiencing broke a day before my arrival. Can't beat 60s and sunny all week. Stayed at the Golden Gate on a gambling comp. Only drawback was noise level at night. I understand about the hourly FSE shows, but there is additional outdoor music that plays until early morning. The Monday run was 23 miles from downtown to the airport and back and then back towards the Strip. Tuesday was to be a day of rest and maybe a massage at Happy Feet (El Cortez). But, after getting up and stretching the legs, the crazy thought came rushing in to just get out and go. So, I tacked on another 28 miles, again back towards the airport and around it a time or two. Needless to say, the noise outside my room did not bother one bit that night as I went to sleep. The plan for Wednesday was to take a bus to the edge of town and run up Frenchman Mountain. With the nice weather, decided not to waste any time on the bus and found a path next to the downtown railroad tracks to run on instead. Shut it down after 16 miles, so that a little bit of gambling could be done before departing early the next morning. With the LVA gambling coupons, Allegiant magazine slot and MP coupons, Golden Gate chip comps, made enough money to pay for airfare and meals. Basically a free trip with lots of calories consumed at buffets, but just as many burned up on the training runs.